2014 Annual Report

The Mt. Hood National Forest Leadership Team is proud to present our 2014 Annual Report. We hope you enjoy reading about last year's accomplishments. The report demonstrates the complexity and diversity of the work we do and is a testament to the dedication of our employees.  As you read about the highlighted successes of each program area remember that these are just highlights. Many more activities occurred last year in support of our goals that helped make these successes possible. 

A Trip of a Lifetime: The Boy Scout Horse Camp on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This highlights the great Boy Scout Horse Camp program hosted by the Mt. Hood National Forest. Get the inside look at what the program has meant to participants, the Forest Service, and the coordinator in this video with a beautiful campground backdrop.

Doing our Part to Protect our Public Lands

This video highlights the need for the American people who enjoy recreating on public lands to do their part to help take care of the land. Specifically, the Mt.Hood National Forest needs the help of user groups to help with cleaning up and taking care of the public land we all get to enjoy.

Firewood Cutting on the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video explains the process of obtaining a personal use firewood permit, regulations associated with cutting firewood and how to spot a suitable area to gather firewood. Use this video to get to know everything you need to properly cut your own firewood.

Trail Volunteers Discuss the Future of Trail Work for Mt. Hood National Forest

Over a dozen trail maintenance volunteers representing seven organizations met at Cloud Cap Inn nestled in the upper foothills of Mt. Hood to discuss the future of trail work on the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Trash Clean-up, Fish Mitigation, Trail Maintenance and what Made it all Possible

The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 was enacted to provide temporary funding to help rural communities make the transition through precipitous declines in the natural-resource economy, particularly in forest-dependent communities of the West.

Bagby Hot Springs: a great place to soak, hike, and camp

The Bagby Hot Springs and Campground are great places to visit in the Mt. Hood National Forest. From over a century now, these springs have been recreational destinations and now with Mt. Hood Recreation Service's help, the springs will be cleaner, safer, and more functional than ever!

People Put to Work Building Twenty-two Trail Bridges on Mt. Hood National Forest

Twenty-two new bridges were recently constructed on trails which serve hikers, mountain bikers. and equestrians.  The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funded the work simultaneously putting people to work.

The People's Forest: Volunteering for the Mt. Hood National Forest

This video highlights many of the opportunities for the public to volunteer on their Mt. Hood National Forest. From trail work to mountain biking crews to backcountry horsemen, this video shows that there's a volunteer opportunity to fit anybody's interest.

Over 600 Cords of Firewood Gathered from the Barlow Ranger District

Hundreds of people will be able to enjoy cozy fires this winter due to a partnership between Wasco County and the Mt. Hood National Forest.

Junior Snow Rangers

This video highlights the US Forest Service's Junior Snow Ranger progra: a great way for kids to get involved in helping to keep their forests safe, healthy, and vibrant for everyone.

Jumpstarting Fish Habitat: The Story of Still Creek

This video highlights the restoration efforts on Still Creek on Mt. Hood National Forest. Greg Wanner, the supervisory fish biologist for the Mt. Hood NF talks us through the process he and his team took to reactivate the side channels that are excellent spawning and feeding grounds for native fish.

Students Speak: Learning about Watersheds in the Real World

The Mt. Hood National Forest partnered with several other organizations to offer over 60 high school students a chance to conduct real scientific studies in several areas in the region regarding watershed health. This video tells about the program and what participants gained from it.

Mt. Hood Scenic Byway

Along the Mt. Hood National Scenic Byway including day use areas, campgrounds, and hiking trails.

Exploring Mt. Hood

Accessible Adventures exploring recreation opportunities on the Mt. Hood National Forest including several day use areas, campgrounds, interpretive sites, and hiking trails.